National Landscape Forum 2018 – Ireland’s Waterscapes

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Irelands Waterscapes– there are few locations on the island of Ireland where water does not feature in the landscape – as streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries and seascapes. It is a vital ingredient that often defines the quality, health and cultural/natural richness of our landscape. We drink it, swim in it, fish from it, are inspired by it, sail on it and live beside it…

How often do we discuss it in the context of an integrated landscape approach? Ireland’s 2018 National Landscape Forum organised by Landscape Alliance Ireland aims to answer this question.

The Forum will comprise an Evening launch and boat trip from Killaloe on Thursday 24th May (19.00 to 21.00) and a full Day Event (09.00 to 17.00) on Friday 25th May. Register for both days or just Friday. Field trips include historical tour of Killaloe and views from 10th Century Cathedral Bell tower; A ‘Go Green’ walk to Clarisford Park with psychologists highlighting how our brains respond to restorative landscapes and a trip to Mountshannon to discuss Holy Island (Inis Cealtra), an island on the tentative list of World Heritage Sites.

When: 24 – 25 May 2018
Where: The Killaloe Hotel, Kincora Harbour, Killaloe, Ireland

The National Landscape Forum 2018 will comprise talks, field trips and workshops. Key themes this year include:

  • Water and Landscapes (from the mountains to the sea -uplands, rivers, estuaries and sea)
  • Changing Landscapes (historical changes, climate change and landscapes)
  • Planning for landscapes (National Planning Framework, Marine spatial planning, Clare County Councils experience, environmental assessment, and landscape)
  • Recreation, tourism, health, and landscapes

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This event is accredited for Continued Professional Development from the Irish Planning Institute and Irish Landscape Institute.